• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful with a Macbook pro

    • Written by from IRAKLEIO

    If you want to use it with a Macbook pro while your computer is wirelessly connected to a WiFi router at the 2,4Mhz frequency, then you're out of luck. The mouse will lag, specially when downloading a big file or streaming video.

    Also, scrolling can be awkward, specially on a long page.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good mouse. after u get used to it?

    • Written by from sellersburg

    The mouse is very small making it hard to use.

    also the gestures didnt work as easily as apple makes it seem. though i have gotten used to it and now use it rather than my microsoft arc mouse.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    • Written by from Sawbridgeworth

    Love the idea, the multi touch features work well and the movement and tracking are smooth...

    However, the body of the mouse is too shallow, presumably to allow for the touch gestures on the top, hence for my big hands I can't use this for more than 5 mins without getting cramp.

    If there was a bigger version for people with larger hands I'd love to swap the boxed one for that and re-evaluate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ADOBE PROBLEMS: Moves and clicks on its own in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I tried to use the Magic Mouse for 40 hours a week for 3 months and I found it too frustrating having it move several windows around very quickly on it's own without me even touching it. This would usually occur a 5-20 times a day. Finally I disabled all of the scrolling features in System Preferences, as well as the "gesturing" feature in the Adobe application preferences which makes it just like any other mouse.

    I have heard similar stories from a 5 other designer friends of mine as well as 3 Adobe software training specialist I asked at a CS5 launch event.

    I wouldn't have written a review if Apple or Adobe was at all willing to admit that this is a problem. I'd love to return it for a track pad, but I'm not sure how it would perform in the same software environments.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but extremely hard to change batteries

    • Written by from Orono

    How to open the battery door is a mystery to me. Half hour of struggle and it will eventually open. Other than that, the mouse is good.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic

    • Written by

    I thought this mouse was cool before I bought it. After buying it, I take back my words. It is not ergonomic and my hand hurts when I using it for more than couple of hours. It is too sleek and flat to handle. The batteries died too fast and movement of the mouse is too slow. I had never expected this kind of product from Apple.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but Frustrating

    • Written by from Calgary

    I love the look but it's sensitivity is so frustrating when in applications like Illustrator. The screen consistently jumps or slides shooting my work across the screen. I find myself managing the mouse rather than my work.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Failure but Technological Win

    • Written by from Grand Falls

    I love Apple products, and own a MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, iPad and several Apple peripherals. I simply cannot get myself to enjoy the Magic Mouse. Although I love the mouse's functions, I do not like how if feels in my hand. Because it is awkward to use, I've switched to a USB mobile mouse by (gulp) Microsoft which I love. My guess is that Apple designers chose the flatter surface of the MM for finger gestures, at the expense of ergonomics. I work from a computer all day and despite many efforts, I just don't like this mouse. Functionality is not enough - feel it important as well.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse not so magic

    • Written by from EDMOND

    I am a new Mac user and I bought the Magic Mouse because it seemed to get some good reviews, used bluetooth and has a neat looking design. However, for the most part I have been disappointed in the performance. The "sweet spot" (the spot where you click to get either the left hand or right hand mouse action) is not very accurate. I find I usually have to click 2 or 3 times before it works. The scroll features works okay, BUT I find that in some of my spreadsheet and accounting software, especially if you use Parallels windows program, that the scroll being turned on causes the cursor position to jump around within the spreadsheet - you will have it set in one cell and next thing you know it's in another cell. This doesn't happen when I turn the scroll off, so I am pretty convinced the problem lies with the mouse. The page forward and page back 4 finger mouse actions on the web are pretty neat, but once again I sometimes have to swipe 2 or 3 times to get it to work.

    This mouse has been a real disappointment to me - especially as a new user.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac. Frustrating for PC/Bootcamp.

    • Written by from East Williston

    This mouse functions extremely well for a Mac computer. However, for the price tag, I expect it to work just as well in Windows. However, this was not the case. Getting it to work was extremely frustrating, and it still has glitches. For $70 Apple should offer the proper drivers for it to work on Bootcamp.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where'd all of my mighty mouse buttons go?

    • Written by from San Angelo

    This mouse is cool, but lacks all of the features that made the mighty mouse the best mouse ever. Sure it scrolls in 360 degrees, and it looks cool, but the fact that it doesn't have the squeeze buttons or the scroll click makes it pretty much a paper weight in my house. Also, the side scroll is a little too sensitive to play games without frustration.

    Pros: Looks cool, wireless
    Cons: too sensitive, lacks buttons

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but poor precision

    • Written by from Fremont

    Very good design and nice features like single finger and multi finger swipes but the biggest problem is the precision of the mouse. Have to move the mouse way too farther to cover the 21.5 inches area of my iMac. No way close to even the entry level Logitech mouse's precision. Sad, apple not paying attention on the main aspect of mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ENVIRONMENTALLY UNSOUND WIRELESS MOUSE

    • Written by from Vancouver

    LOVE the design and operation/functions of this mouse, but (and it's a HUGE but) this mouse is totally environmentally unsound as far as battery consumption goes. My non-Aplle wireless mouse used one-fifth the battery power. Have had to replace batteries on the Apple Mighty Mouse every 2 months in comparison to my non-Apple wireless mouse being changed about every 10 months. I noticed this with my old Apple mouse (previous generation) also, so it's obviously an on-going Apple issue. Come on Apple get your act together. Can't take your claims of being enviromentally conscious very seriously when you continue to put out a wireless mouse that is completely energy inefficient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse Loses Connection

    • Written by from Richmond

    Slick device. Solves the problems with its predecessor's roller button, which attracted glop and couldn't easily be cleaned. BUT, at least 10% of the time it's a brick -- the blue tooth connectivity is unreliable and its takes far too long to reconnect. Looks like I'm not the only one, either. I've substituted a Logitech USB mouse and am much happier. Really a disappointment.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good for gaming

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    this mouse runs out of battery quickly and it is not responsive enough for games, very frustrating

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    While technologically superior...ergonomically a bust

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I admit this little device is very intuitive and has great potential. But, it still has to be touched and held to be of any help. This is where the Magic Mouse is completely wrong. The shape is completely incorrect. It's flat. Your hand, in a resting position is curved -wrong. It has sharp edges. Your hand is made of soft tissue that is "allergic" to sharp edges -wrong. It is narrow and long. Your hand's width is easily 2-3 times that of the MM -wrong. Testament to this...one has to grip the sides of a mouse to do mouse activity and the MM has the absolutely worst side profiles I've ever come across. They are thin, sharp, lack any contour, and a downright displeasure to the comfort of the hand. So while all the functionality may be great, it is by no means a proper fit to the human hand. Check out the pioneers of mouse devices Mr. Apple (i.e., Logitech and Microsoft) for the answers to these riddles. I would not recommend this device to anyone that has to use a mouse on a regular basis and I make my living as an Ergonomist. I give this product 2 stars for its functionality but since it doesn't fit the hand, it is caustic to use, at least by serious mouse operators. This is a good example of chic design (form factor only) being emphasized over functional design, and the results speak for themselves.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from HYTHE

    Good: Great mouse for internet browsing
    Bad: Difficult to do anything precise as their's no tactile feedback and that makes it a nightmare to work with in 3D apps - slightest brush in the wrong place, little finger hovering over the surface - zoom - wizz - impossible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Technology - Poor Design

    • Written by from Bethesda

    The finger touch operation in general is very nice - takes a bit of getting used to. For instance when using say Powerpoint an unintended brush of your finger on the trackpad surface will send you to who knows where. So you have to be careful and continually focus while using this device.

    My lower rating is however mainly focused on how poorly designed this mouse is. From the extremely thin, flimsy, hard to use battery cover to the barely discernible battery direction icons, this device seemed to receive a lot of attention from the technical arm of Apple but the human oriented industrial design people of Jonathan Ives fame must have been focused somewhere else.

    I hope the next iteration of this product returns to Apple standards of total design integration but at their price point I will have to wait - unless the battery cover fails.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No middle click, weird ergonomics

    • Written by from Indian Trail

    The idea for this mouse is great but it just doesn't cut it for me. I use the middle click for quite a few functions for my work and this mouse doesn't support it. Also, the mouse just doesn't feel right in my palm. It feels too flat.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool technology, needs a better shape.

    • Written by from Wichita

    The mouse is innovative, so it wins a star there, it also wins another for being a thin mouse with an off switch that can easily slide into my laptop bag and not waste battery while there.

    My problem arose when I bought a Mac Pro and this came with it. First thing is that it's very uncomfortable to hold for an extended period of time, the sharp edges are bothersome. The inward curving bottom half of the mouse is also very odd, sometimes it wants to rock instead of move. It's too flat for a desktop mouse, your fingers don't want to hold that shape for an extended period of time.

    Also, the right and left click buttons are not independent, so you can't press one while having the other depressed already. The mouse can only detect one button at a time, strangely for having the term "multi-touch" attached to it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful